PRIVATE LESSONS AVAILABLE IN DRAWING AND PAINTING

Contact Patsy Taylor at:

ptaylor.artist@gmail.com

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 Winter Sign Ups are Now!

Classes begin the week of Jan 7

 

 

 

Winter 2019

CLASSES AND WORKSHOPS

Classes begin the week of January 7, 2019
Sign-ups begin Dec 5 for Community Arts; Nov 19 for Lafayette Studio.

 

Continue to scroll past listings below for full descriptions of classes.

 

 

LAFAYETTE STUDIO

1136 K Saranap Ave, Walnut Creek, 94595

 

Monday Night Painters

Painting for Beginners and Beyond

Painting: From Concept to Completion

Drawing With Confidence  (full)

Have Brush, Will Travel – Plein Air Painting - On Location

 

Workshops

Plein Air Painting Workshop - Location and Dates TBA

 

 

 

CENTER FOR COMMUNITY ARTS, SHADELANDS CAMPUS

111 N. Wiget Lane, Walnut Creek CA

 

Monday Morning Painting Oil & Acrylic

Drawing and Painting: Building Skills and Techniques

Advanced Painting

Drawing and Painting: Intro to Different Mediums

Night Painting: Oil & Acrylic

 

 

Workshops

Plein Air Painting Workshop - Dates and Location TBA

 

 


 

 

 

 

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LAFAYETTE STUDIO

1136 K Saranap Ave, Walnut Creek, 94595

www.lafayettestudio.org 

Monday Night Painters: oil/acrylics 

 

Mondays, 6:30 - 9:30 PM, Jan 7 - Mar 18; no class Jan 21, Feb 18

Tuition: $280, 9 classes

Registration and information: email ptaylor.artist@gmail.com 

Painting for intermediate to advanced painters.  Students should have a chosen medium (oil or acrylic) and come to class ready to paint.  Topics/subjects are open.  Lessons use varying topics to explore.

 

Painting for Beginners and Beyond: oil/acrylics 

Tuesdays, 9:30 AM - 12:30 PM, Jan 8 - Mar 19; no class Feb 19

Tuition: $310, 10 classes

Registration and information: email ptaylor.artist@gmail.com 

Beginning to paint, either if you have never done so before or haven’t done so in years can be difficult.  This class will start by helping you select a medium and then move through teaching you the basics of how to use the medium you’ve selected.  It will also cover drawing basics (under every painting is a drawing), mixing color, use of brushes, application of paint and more.  Materials: to be purchased after 2nd week.  Instructor provides materials for first 2 classes.  Students with own supplies should bring them to the first class to help with subsequent purchases.

 
Painting: From Concept to Completion 

Thursdays, 9:30 AM - 12:30 PM, Jan 10 - Mar 21; no class Feb 21

Tuition: $310, 10 classes

Registration and information: email ptaylor.artist@gmail.com 

Painting is fun, exciting, challenging, and rewarding. Come explore the multitude of various aspects that go into developing a successful painting. Sessions will include demos, exercises, and individualized instruction. All levels of experience welcomed. If you have previous work, please bring one of your recent pieces to the first class and come prepared to paint. Beginners: help selecting materials and supplies provided first class.

All drawings are student work.

  

Drawing with Confidence (Beg/Int/Adv) - Full

 

Fridays, 9:00 AM – 12:00 PM,  Jan 11 - Mar 22; no class Feb 22

Tuition: $310, 10 classes

Registration and information: email ptaylor.artist@gmail.com 


The first step in all art is learning to draw. Learning to draw with confidence is the desire of every artist.  This course is designed to provide the basics of drawing and to help develop your confidence in all areas of drawing. Whether you have never drawn before, believe you can't draw (you can!), or want to improve the drawing skills that you already have, this course is for you. We will cover all the basics: value, proportion, perspective, and composition. We will also work on line quality, expressing texture, creating space, and using design principles in our drawings.  Lessons will include exposure to a variety of drawing materials and mediums.  Individualized attention and instruction provided.

Materials list: 18” X 24” pad of newsprint (rough, not smooth), a sketch board (large enough for your pad of paper, large clip preferred), willow charcoal (soft), a kneaded eraser, and a chamois ($3 purchase from instructor).  A sketchbook journal for personal notes and drawings is a plus, but not a requirement.

 

 

Have Brush, Will Travel – Plein Air Painting (Int/Adv)

Next plein air date: tba

Saturdays, 10 AM - 1 PM (9 AM - 12 PM if weather is hot); dates and exact times TBA

Tuition- drop-in: $25 drop in / $20 for students presently enrolled in another of my classes, either studio

Contact by email to be placed on the notification list.

On location painting for all levels of painters with some painting experience.  Most locations approximately within 20 miles of Lafayette Studio; periodic trips further afield.  Focus will be on a variety of landscape scenes, from parklands and water views to cityscape.

Materials list: Bring your painting materials, two canvas panels or other supports, 9 x 12” or 11 x 14”.   Oil painter's tone should be med-light burnt sienna or other red-orange color.

Registration: ptaylor.artist@gmail.com

or call 925-435-0156; www.patsytaylor.com

 

 

 

 Plein Air Workshops

Location - TBA

Dates - TBA

Past workshops:

Moab, UT; Taos, NM; Mammoth Lakes, CA

 

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CIVIC ARTS EDUCATION

111 N. Wiget Lane, Walnut Creek

www.communityarts.org or (925) 943-5846

 

Monday Morning Painting (Int/Adv) #7010 - Full

Monday, 9 AM- 12 PM, Sep 10 - Nov 26; no class Oct 1, Nov 12

Shadelands Campus, Annex B

10 classes; Fee: $191

Registration: www.arts-ed.org or (925) 943-5846

Primary focus in this class is on the development of each student's personal style in painting.  Classes will alternate with short demos, reviews, challenges and end of class critiques.  All painting styles and subject matter are acceptable.  Lessons focus on still-life and landscape.  Work is primarily from photo references.  Bring supplies and be prepared to paint in medium of your choice. Beginner painters are welcome.  Beginners with absolutely no knowledge of paints or painting should consider "Introduction to Drawing and Painting" a prerequisite. 

 

Advanced Painting (Adv) #7017

Tue, 6:30-9:30 PM, Sep 11 -  Oct 17; no class Oct 2

Advanced Painting (Adv) #7019

Tue, 6:30-9:30 PM, Oct 24 - Nov 21

Shadelands Campus, Annex B

5 classes; Fee: $124

 

For established students interested in exploring new topics and goals through their painting.

In every session, we ask a question and task ourselves with exercises in an attempt to provide, if not answers, directions, ideas, concepts and avenues.

This is NOT a class for learning “how to paint”. Learning “how to paint” includes: drawing, mixing color, paint strokes, paint application and basic composition.

You must be confident in your foundations. You must be painting outside of this class – either at home, in another class, plein air, etc.

This IS a class for moving beyond painting “what we see” and “what we know” to making a stronger statement with our work. For asking deeper questions, taking risks and seeing if the answers present themselves through our process.

Why do we paint the subjects we paint? What makes other artists interesting/exciting/different? How do we, as artists, make the statements that we want to make?

 

 

 

Drawing and Painting: Building Skills and Techniques (Int) #7015

Tue, 6:30-9:30 PM, Sep 11 - Nov 20; no class Oct 2

Shadelands Campus, Annex B

10 classes; Fee: $191

This drawing class is suitable for beginners as well as students who already paint but would like to improve their drawing skills.  In  this class we will use a variety of methods to practice basic drawing skills including value (lights and darks), proportion and perspective.  Additional challenges appropriate to the level of the student will be included.  This class will be taught with intention of developing the skills of the absolute beginner and the established painter alike.  Materials list online at www.arts-ed.org.

 

Drawing and Painting: Intro to Different Mediums #7025 - Full

Wednesday, 6:30 PM- 9:30 PM, Sep 12 - Nov 14; no class Oct 3

Shadelands Campus, Annex B

9 classes; Fee: $178

$40 supply fee payable to instructor due first class

Registration: www.arts-ed.org or (925) 943-5846

Have you always wanted to draw or paint but felt that you don't know enough to get started?  Maybe you would like to try a new medium before purchasing products?  This is the "try before you buy" class!  Core drawing and painting skills are taught while exposing you to a wide variety of techniques and mediums including charcoal, pastels, acrylics, oils and watercolors.  Lessons include learning to draw, mixing color, how to properly use the different painting mediums as well as providing opportunity to explore further in area of student's interest.  Class fee covers all supplies. 

 

Night Painting: Oil & Acrylic (Int/Adv) #7029 - Full

 Thursday, 6:30 PM - 9:30 PM, Sep 13 - Nov 15; no class  Oct 4

Shadelands Campus, Annex B

9 classes; Fee: $178

Registration: www.arts-ed.org or (925) 943-5846

For students of all levels.  Using still-life as inspiration and a learning tool, students will be introduced to a variety of subjects while concentrating on learning and reinforcing the fundamentals of painting: drawing, composition, color, and brushwork. Classes will include a variety of short demos, warm-ups, skills reviews, challenges and end of class critiques.  Focus is on individual development. Set ups for still-life will be provided, but student may work on their own personal subjects.  Bring supplies and be prepared to paint in medium of your choice.